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The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

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The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

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The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

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The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply.  New understanding of the microbiome is changing our ideas about health and disease, and is pertinent to… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease